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Showbiz National Talent competition draws participants from across country, June 23-28
Nearly 4,000 participants ages 4-18 and their supporters are expected to attend the Showbiz National Talent Competition at the Ocean Center June 23-28. This event is open to the public, and admission is free. In its 22nd year at the Ocean Center, Showbiz is the premier championship dance competition involving dance studios from across the country. The championship is one of three this year in the United States. For more information, visit www.showbiztalent.com.

Shriners Marketplace, July 8-13
More than 100 vendors from around the world will showcase their offerings during the Shriners Marketplace, which will be open July 8-13 at the Ocean Center. Visitors to the Marketplace can expect to find one-of-a-kind items including apparel, food, jewelry and more. Hours of the Shriners Marketplace are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Shriners Marketplace is part of the 2017 Shriners Imperial Session and is open to the public. Admission is free.

Shriners 2017 Imperial Session, July 9-13
Shriners International is "Destined for Daytona Beach" July 9-13. The philanthropic organization has been working closely with the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Ocean Center to plan for the event, which is expected to attract 10,000 attendees. The convention will include numerous public events, including:

About Shriners International 
In 1922 the Shriners founded the first Shriners Hospitals for Children in Shreveport, Louisiana. Since then this unique philanthropy has grown to an extraordinary health system with 22 facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The hospitals provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.

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